Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Do you like change or do you try real hard to avoid it at all costs?  Mrs. Roy is pretty good with change about some things - like new responsibilities at work - but personal change can be hard for me sometimes.  Right now Mrs. Roy's sister is having a hard time with some of the changes in her life as her daughter goes to college.  Mrs. Roy keeps trying to tell her that empty nest syndrome is a wonderful thing but she's having trouble grasping it all.  And Mrs. Roy works with a lady who just retired from her job rather than have to move to a new office and figure out new ways of doing things.  Mrs. Roy's son went through a period of change a year or so ago that sent him off in an entirely new direction in his life.  He's been very successful in following this new path and Mrs. Roy is very proud of him. 

Change is good for us because it makes us think and it lets us appreciate the old and the new.  But change can be difficult to accept and really inconvenient, too.  Mrs. Roy has found that, like most things, praying is very helpful when I'm faced with intimidating changes.  Mrs. Roy has also found that God most likely will answer my prayers one day at a time - so don't expect to know how the whole thing is going to turn out before you ever get started! 

That's really the key to embracing change - just trust in the Lord, take things one day at a time (Matthew 6:34) and try to enjoy what each day brings.  That's Mrs. Roy's way of doing things.

Life is good.

1 comment:

  1. I think that change is much easier for me when I am the one who inicates the changes. I don't like the changes that are inicated by others. :)